2020 Winners

Best New Voice: Nonfiction

Watch the following video to see which of the four finalists below won gold, and which won silver.

Among the Maasai: A Memoir

Author: Juliet Cutler

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 978-1-63152-672-5

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Set in Tanzania, this memoir bears witness to the life-changing impact of education for girls and the transformative power of engaging across culture.

Baghdaddy: How Sadam Hussein Taught Me to Be a Better Father

Author: Lt. Col. Bill Riley (ret.)

Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group

ISBN: 978-1-61254-292-8

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"Baghdaddy" is Lt. Col. Riley's raw and vivid story about love, loss, and friendship—a humanizing insight into the individuals who fight wars.

Headstrong: Surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury

Author: JoAnne Silver Jones

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 978-1-63152-612-1

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Headstrong brings the reader from a sudden, violent assault, through the hurdles of living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) to finding a way to move forward with hope. 

Not Another Breastfeeding Book

Author: Chelsie Knight

Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press

ISBN: 978-1-64343-912-9

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Not Another Breastfeeding Book cuts out the extra “fluff” and offers tangible tips, tricks, and motivation to help women start and sustain successful breastfeeding journeys.

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